Samsung Electronics West Africa, in partnership with the Ministry of Education Ministry, has launched a Smart School for Teachers in the Bole District in the Northern Region and the Komenda-Edina Eguafo Abrem District in the Central Region
“In line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal to improve education, we believe it is essential to equip teachers with basic computer literacy, as well as the tools they need to use ICTs for curriculum development and more impactful teaching, and the Smart School for Teachers is an important step in achieving this,” the Managing Director of Samsung Electronics, Ghana, Mr Jingak Chung explained.
Seventy teachers are expected to benefit from the programme in the two districts.
“The operational training is aimed at equipping the teachers with the skills needed to use the Samsung Smart School solution in their teaching and learning activities with the incorporation of digital content that makes learning fun and interesting for the learners, as well as build the capacity and confidence of the teachers to use technology in enhancing their teaching,” Mr. Chung added.
The Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, who attended the handover ceremony of the Samsung Smart School in Eguafo in the Central Region, lauded Samsung for undertaking such a project.
She advised the teachers to take advantage of the initiative to improve their ICT skills of teaching and learning.
Ghana is the latest country to benefit from the Samsung Smart School initiative, with other schools already established in countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, Senegal and Rwanda.